Laois planning apps down

The rate of planning applications in Laois has decreased by 21 per cent this year, compared to a drop of just 7 per cent last year.

The rate of planning applications in Laois has decreased by 21 per cent this year, compared to a drop of just 7 per cent last year.

Applications made in Laois decreased from 125 in January to August 2012, to 99 in the same period in 2013. The construction commencement rate also fell by 13 per cent, from 61 in January to August 2012, to 53 in 2013.